When a friend and I were walking at a nearby park, I had to stop and snap this meadow-y view. We need rain, but this location is so lush.
One morning I lit candles and sang. There's just something about flames, isn't there? (contained, in the house, watched - not wild fires, of course)
Sleepyhead finds all the softest places to continue napping.
My mom began reading The Shell Seekers again, so I did, too. I like illustrating it as I go but then I get so absorbed that I don't want to stop and draw!
I'm studying and preparing for our Community Bible Study's year of the book of John. I want to be a good teacher to my fourth and fifth grade class.
I ordered this "blast from the past" and it's very pretty inside. The photos remind me of wholesome meals consumed by my brothers and sisters, made by my diligent mother. I altered the gingerbread recipe (gluten and dairy free) and it wasn't delicious. That's okay.
Here it is July. I've hauled lots of cans of water to my pots already. I hope I can keep it up. I know I said I'd take some garden pictures, but I haven't yet. I've been too busy potting, arranging, watering, and what not.
All of our kids and grands have fun plans for July 4th (except Jeff who is going to be working, keeping up with his busy hardwood floor company) so I'm thinking Bill and I might have a nice big breakfast (this is a photo of a Thanksgiving brunch we had one year) and then maybe just hot dogs and potato salad for dinner.
I have a friend coming over for an outside cup of coffee in a little while. I made the gingerbread for another outside coffee time earlier in the week and it really was a flop, so I'm just serving a few cookies this time.
Later we're going to that fun Japanese grill restaurant where they throw knives around and sizzle fresh food on the grill right in front of you. Samantha Rose invited us.
Off to iron something to wear.
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